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Berlin Meeting Launches Process for GEO-6[viewed]

Held from 21-23 October 2014, in Berlin, Germany, the Global Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Meeting for the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) report endorsed the guiding framework for the report and took what it describes as the necessary preparatory steps for a scientifically robust process.

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Denmark, PNG to Continue Consultations on Post-2015 Summit Modalities[viewed]

UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa has re-appointed Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark, and Robert Aisi, Permanent Representative of Papua New Guinea, to continue consultations to finalize the draft resolution on the organizational modalities for the UN summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda.

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Global Green Growth Forum Discusses Production and Consumption, Launches Partnerships[viewed]

The Fourth Global Green Growth Forum (3GF2014) explored key related questions and launched or leveraged 11 collaborative partnerships. The Forum, which brought together over 500 leaders and decision makers from governments, cities, businesses, finance and civil society, explored actions needed for promoting sustainable production and consumption for a greener economy under the theme ‘Changing Production and Consumption Patterns through Transformative Action.'

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Regional Commissions Issue Concept Note for Dialogue with Executive Secretaries[viewed]

The UN Regional Commissions NY Office issued a Concept Note for an upcoming dialogue with the UN General Assembly's Second Committee on 'The Means of Implementation in Support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Regional Perspectives.' It will address the Regional Commissions' potential role in catalyzing and mobilizing the means of implementation for achieving the agenda, and the "growing role of regionalism" as a strong driver for development.

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Event: ECOSOC Coordination Meeting[viewed]

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a Coordination Meeting to discuss items related to the coordination of the Council, including implementation and follow-up to major UN conferences, summits, and UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions.

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Event: Second Committee Dialogue with Executive Secretaries of UN Regional Commissions[viewed]

The UN General Assembly's Second Committee (Economic and Financial) will hold a dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions on 'The Means of Implementation in Support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Regional Perspectives.' The session will seek to provide Member States and other stakeholders with a better understanding of the role the regional dimension can play in catalyzing and mobilizing means of implementation for the agenda.

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IEAG Receives Several Hundred Comments on Draft Report on Data Revolution[viewed]

The UN Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) issued a draft of its report, solicited comments during a public consultation period, and is now finalizing the report for publication. It will be shared on 6 November 2014, following a presentation to the UN Secretary-General.

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Chairs Summarize Six Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Dialogues on SIDS[viewed]

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) included six multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues aimed at launching new partnerships, sharing successes, and documenting progress on key issues important to SIDS' sustainable development. Summaries from the dialogues' Chairs, issued as a UN General Assembly document of 8 October 2014, highlight the array of partnerships committed to at the conference.

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SD Knowledge Platform Adds Post-2015 Portal[viewed]

The Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has added a portal on the Post-2015 Process, with the slogan: ‘2015: Time for global action for people and planet.'

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Event: Informal Interactive Hearings with Civil Society for Third Conference on FfD[viewed]

This informal interactive hearing with civil society and the business sector is part of the preparatory process for the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD).

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